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Good morning teachers and students “Good drama entertains, involves and challenges the responder” Arthur Miller author of “Death of a salesman” achieves this through the use of various techniques such as mobile concurrency and irony. The play is also based on the theme of the American dream. This play tells a sad story of a man who was too proud to admit that he was a failure. This man was Willy Loman a lower class salesman. Willy creates a world of illusion to help him to continue with the daily difficults of living. He spent his life trying desperately to convince himself, and others, that he was successful and “well liked” until the day he died. In the last act of Miller's play is where the sad truth of Willy Loman's existence is revealed to the audience and the Loman family. The last act serves as a place where Miller paints a picture of Willy's death as an ironic end to his tragic life.

Willy's friend and niegbour Charley says an important speech durring Willy's funeral which is vital to understanding Willy as a tragic character because Charley takes the blame away from Willy for his death .“Nobody dast blame this man”, are the opening words to Charley’s speech that depicts Willy Loman as a product of his environment and a victim of his profession.He explains that the life of a salesman is an upward struggle to sell himself, “riding on a smile and shoe shine...when the customers start not smiling back-that's an earthquake...and you're finished.”Here Charley is alluding to Willy's inability to separate the personal from the professional.Willy took his professional rejections personally and it was a blow to his character.Willy wanted so desperately to be liked that he convinced himself that he was liked so he would be able to continue on with his life and his career.It is important that the audience sees Willy's delusions as a coping mechanism to deal with his personal failures, and therefore takes...